August 3rd, 2010
Recently downsized or laid off? New to the workforce? Looking to earn extra cash? Trying to break into a new field?
Consider working as a temporary. Today’s staffing firms employee millions of individuals in virtually all fields of work, from day labor to executive, and offer a variety of advantages:
- Flexible work options. Work when and where you want to work. You can work only during school hours, take the summers off, or take an extended break. As a temporary employee, you have the freedom to accept assignments that work with your schedule.
- Employee benefits. In addition to a paycheck, many temporary staffing agencies provide benefits to their workers. These benefits typically include vacation pay, sick pay, access to medical insurance and a 401(k) plan, and are available to employees who fulfill certain employment requirements. Be sure to inquire what benefits are offered when you apply or interview.
- Opportunities for direct employment. Temporary assignments allow you to get a foot in the door with an employer. If an employer is impressed with your skills, work ethic and job performance, he can work with the staffing firm to offer you direct employment.
- Gain experience. If you’re a recent graduate, re-entering the workforce, or would like to make a career transition, working as a temporary can help you gain valuable on-the-job experience. In addition, many staffing firms offer free training to build or enhance your skill set.
- Variety. If you enjoy new experiences or are unsure about your career path, temporary work can provide the variety you need. You can test out different jobs, companies and industries – without long-term commitment – and find out where you fit best.
Ready to take the next step?
Join the UNITEMP team. We’ll provide you with a rewarding temporary assignment that offers the variety, flexibility, benefits and job experience you need.
May 18th, 2010
Superstars. Overachievers. High performers.
Whatever you call them, you know your company’s success depends on hiring and retaining them. The following list will help you identify what sets the best and brightest apart:
- They have found their focus. High performers know their strengths and have found an expression for their talents in the workplace.
- They are forward-thinkers – about projects and their own careers. To thrive, they need to know how what they’re doing now will impact the future.
- They are accurate appraisers – of peers, projects, and themselves. They can spot talent in co-workers and chinks in their competitor’s armor. Likewise, they recognize their own weaknesses and strive to improve them.
- They are self-managers. Research has shown that high performers consciously apply a systematic approach to every project they tackle. This disciplined approach makes them more organized, productive, and fulfilled.
- They are intrinsically motivated. While money is undoubtedly important, high performers are fueled from within. Their need to attain personal and organizational goals is often as great a reward as compensation.
- They are optimistic. High performers see the glass as half-full. They tend to treat obstacles and setbacks on the job as temporary and therefore surmountable.
- They respect other high performers. Rather than focusing on hierarchy, high achievers operate within a society of mutual respect. As a result, they will lend a hand to others with talent and help them flourish.
- They are results-oriented. These individuals won’t sit quietly and do a job just because they’re told to. Top performers need to know how their efforts affect the organization’s “big picture,” and measure their efforts in terms of bottom-line results.
- They take risks. “Nothing ventured, nothing gained” is a personal mantra among high performers. They do their homework, accept change easily, and are calculated risk-takers.
UNITEMP’s staffing professionals are experts at identifying high achievers who will perform well in your organization. We offer a variety of staffing services to deliver the best and brightest for you.